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May 7, 2019

You don’t need to be Roman Catholic, or even religious, to get a feed at the *Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre* (the ‘Soup Kitchen’). From 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at 132 Tory Street, they give out free soup, toast or bread, and a cup of tea/milo/coffee—normally Havana Supreme! Dinner is 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. and the first meal […]

May 28, 2012

Te Reo Irirangi Māori o Te Upoko o Te Ika Māori Radio Station 1161AM recently celebrated their 25th Birthday Celebrations with a week including entertainment at Te Papa, a Symposium at Te Herenga Waka Marae and a Gala Dinner at the Amora Hotel Marae during which its Kaumatua Henare Kingi was honoured. This station which is […]

October 8, 2007

Four South Island History Plays and Songs by Brian Potiki Brian Potiki (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe) deserves to be as well known in Aotearoa as Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick. Since 1974 he has travelled extensively from his base in a caravan at Rotoehu, (five kilometres from the highway between Rotorua and Whakatane), performing as […]

September 3, 2007

This book for me for some reason reminds me one of my whanau scrapbooks; perhaps it is the fact that as a child growing up in Christchurch one of our favourite outings always used to be to the Canterbury Museum.

July 9, 2007

Pierre Furlan’s Bluebeard’s Workshop & Other Stories is translated from French by Victoria University lecturer Jean Anderson.This book is a wonderful collection of stories about the games we play and the tales we tell.

May 14, 2007

I admit that before I picked up this book I had never heard of Charlotte Grimshaw and yet this is the fourth of her novels to be published. Her first book Provocation was based loosely on her experience as a criminal lawyer.

May 7, 2007

TSB Bank Arena April 27 – April 29 A couple of weekends ago Wellington’s waterfront TSB Bank Arena (the former Queens Wharf Events Centre) was transformed into the inaugural MAORI MARKet. This was billed as an event to showcase and celebrate Maori art, culture, achievement, enterprise and creativity; it was based on successful exhibitions that […]

April 30, 2007

Christina Lamb is a prolific writer who at age 21 completed at Oxford University a degree in politics, philosophy and economics and moved to the frontier town of Peshawar to report on the war in Afghanistan. Since then she has been a foreign correspondent mainly living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa. In 2006 she […]

April 2, 2007

Kia ora and welcome to this week’s column.

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